Life is busier than ever for Bill, aka Larynx Lad, following his laryngectomy
Between family life and running a business, you wouldn’t think there would be much time left for other activities. However, Bill Wilson has proved otherwise. This year he has taken on several challenges, including the Three Peaks, which involves climbing the biggest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland – Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.
What’s even more remarkable, is that it’s less than a year since Bill received life-changing surgery in September 2022. After a cancer diagnosis aged 36, he had a full laryngectomy. He aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support after the support he and his family received.
It takes a lot of commitment to prepare mentally and physically for these events. Bill dedicates time in the gym lifting weights and kick-boxing to ensure that he is in excellent shape and ready to take on these challenges.
He said, “It’s what you do with these life-changing events that will define you, challenge yourself and your body for the best quality of life post-surgery.”
Bill uses Energy HME throughout his activities and will be wearing Energy during all of his sporting challenges, as he says the difference in air flow is incredible.
“It will be the first thing in my kit for the Three Peaks that’s for sure! I have certainly been putting it to the test with my training and soon it will have its biggest challenge yet at HYROX and I’m sure mine too.”
Bill is known on Instagram as Larynx Lad and uses this platform to raise awareness about throat cancer and also to show that life can be active and fulfilling following a laryngectomy.
Here are some of the upcoming events for this year that Bill is taking part in:
- June 10th – Three Peak Challenge
- July 14th – 72-Hole Golf Challenge
- November 26th – HYROX Mixed Doubles
To celebrate the anniversary of his laryngectomy, or laryversary – as Bills refers to it, a charity golf day is planned for 22nd September and is for those who want to play golf for pleasure.
Bill is working with his personal trainer to put together a series of simple breathing exercises and gentle movements, to help improve lung strength and general fitness for people with a laryngectomy or tracheostomy.
He is passionate about helping other people improve their quality of life post-surgery. If you would like to find out more, you can follow Bill on Instagram @larynx_lad
For more information, visit Atos Care | Laryngectomy Supplies | Tracheostomy Supplies (atos-care.co.uk)